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[Getting a photo ID so you can vote is easy. The list, based largely on news clippings and news releases, counted more than 100 allegations of voter fraud in the United States since 2012, only a handful of which were allegations of voter impersonation that could have been prevented by voter ID. The Republican National Lawyers Association also has a list of more than 200 allegations of election fraud of all kinds reported by news outlets since 2012.
President Trump has alleged that “widespread voter fraud” occurred in the 2016 election. More states than ever before are requiring voters to show photo ID to cast a ballot. Here are the two sides of the voter ID law debate. (Monica Akhtar/The Washington Post)
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A similarly strict voter ID law was weakened by a federal appeals court in Texas, after a panel of judges determined that the law violated the 1965 Voting Rights Act by discriminating against minority voters. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals found that African Americans were 1.79 times more likely and Latinos 2.42 times more likely than whites to lack the required identification.
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To vote repeatedly in person on election day, someone would have to steal another voter’s ballot. Minnite, the Rutgers professor, says that’s as difficult as “pickpocketing a cop.”
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